Hello! My name is Dave, and I am an English language teacher from Chicago in the United States. I specialize in helping Russian-speaking students learn English. I taught English in Murmansk, Russia with students from 11 to 65 years old. Therefore, I am familiar with many of the difficulties that Russian speakers have with the English language.
While I do specialize in teaching native Russian speakers, I also work with students from around the world. Some of my students include a doctor from Korea, an attorney from Brazil, a dietary specialist and PhD student from Israel.
My approach to teaching English is to address the needs of the student, and to create a program that specifically addresses those needs. For formal courses, I provide assignments from textbooks and fluency practice, which builds upon previous knowledge of the language. For more advanced students, I provide conversational courses, which are less formal, to improve fluency and make any needed corrections.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel before the lesson, please let me know 12 hours ahead of time, as it allows me to book other students.
NO SHOW POLICY: I stay on Verbling for the entire time of your lesson. If you do not show up during the 60 minute lesson, you will be charged the full amount for the lesson. However, if there is an extreme emergency situation (health reasons), when I can give you a coupon for a free lesson to make up for time lost.